William Bryan Israel, 82, of Muldrow, OK., died July 23, 2017 in Fort Smith, AR. He was born April 8, 1935 in Midland, AR to John Franklin and Mary Bates Israel. He was retired from the U.S. Navy with 20 years’ service and the Whirlpool Corp. after 20 years of service. He was also a member of the VFW.


He is survived by three sons, Shawn and wife Sally Israel of Van Buren, Johnny Dale and wife Virginia Israel of San Diego, CA., and Glenn Michael and wife Michelle Israel of Sevierville, TN; and eight grandchildren.


Private burial will be in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.


Memorials may be made to Kathryn Made with Love Project 2121 Sun Valley Point Van Buren, AR 72956